The Montana Professional Fire Fighters will be hosting the IAFF Peer Support Training in Great Falls May 1st and 2nd, 2018. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for both days. We are working at blocking rooms at a local hotel, that information will be provided at a later date. The class is limited to 30 participants, if you are interested in attending please register at the following link:
The IAFF Peer Support Training is a two-day course and provides the knowledge and skills needed to (1) serve as a Trained Peer Suppo1ter and (2) build a peer support program.
The IAFF Peer Support Training focuses on active listening skills, suicide awareness and prevention, crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and relationships with local behavioral health providers. Courses will be taught by IAFF Peer Support Training Master Instructors. The course will begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm on most days provided that all of the learning objectives for that day are covered. One hour will be given for lunch. The course will be taught using small group learning methods and skill-building activities, which encourages student participation.
Participants who attend the two-day training and complete the IAFF online Behavioral Health Awareness course are considered to be IAFF Trained Peer Supporters. Individual certificates will be awarded once participants complete the final online training evaluation.